DC Collectibles previously brought us a Jim Lee-inspired "Art of War" Wonder Woman statue, now, it's time for the man synonymous with Princess Diana - George Perez. Something tells me this one will be very popular. Hit the jump for details and to view this beauty close up.
Things We Saw TodayThe 50th Anniversary excitement continues. This image was officially released after Paris Comic Con last week, and features David Bradley, who you may know a Argus Filch and Walder Frey, in the role of William Hartnell for the film about Doctor Who's beginnings, An Adventure in Space and Time.(via Doctor Who TV)
The Mary Sue ExclusiveWorlds' Finest is a comic I'm really enjoying right now, for a number of reasons. First, one of the characters is Batman's daughter, which is basically who I wanted to be from the age of eleven to probably... sixteen or seventeen. The comic features Helena Wayne and Karen Starr, the Robin and Supergirl of Earth-2, unexpectedly transported to our universe in the heat of a battle against Darkseid in which both of their mentors perished, which brings me to the next reason why I love the comic: any superhero story that so prominently features a friendship between women is to be cherished. And finally, issue #7 marks the second part of a story featuring Helena's Earth Prime counterpart: Damian Wayne. Damian is something of a divisive character in fandom and even here at The Mary Sue (Jill loves him... ugh). I took no small pleasure in seeing him matched in sass and kick assery last issue, and I look forward to seeing it again. In conclusion: Worlds' Finest has a lot going for it, so I'm happy to say that DC Comics has offered us an exclusive preview of the first six pages of issue #7 and two of its covers.
The Hero Initiative is a non-for-profit organization that works to help out established comic book creators who are down on their luck, as many in the industry have been at some time, due to the mercurial nature of in industry where royalties, character rights, and steady work-for-hire are in no way guaranteed.
Their latest fundraiser involves printing 50 blank-covered copies of Archie #600, the issue where he proposes to Veronica, asking 50 of the biggest artists in comics today to draw their own cover, and selling those issues on eBay. The originals, that is. The 50 new covers will also be collected in a published book, which will probably be a bit more affordable to the average comic reader.
The list of artists on the project include Neal Adams, Darwyn Cooke, John Romita, Tim Sale, and Cliff Chiang (above). We've put a few of the sample covers below the jump for you.
Boy, I can't wait to see Tim Sale's.